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ABC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> air force two, which was caring pratt -- joe biden it had to land at dulles airport due to low visibility as a safety precautions. the vice pratthe fog rolled in as the rain came to an end. many of you had to deal with that thought in the morning. bob ryan will look at that for a spirit? that is true. it will be one of those mornings where sunspots will be relatively good v
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> some business owners in adams morgan say they're getting tired of all the construction. an 18 month streetscape project ended in july. the old sewer lines remain and business owners say that's the problem. the sewers are still breaking down and need more repairs. >> now we're g
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> if there's one complaint we've heard quite a bit this political season is the leaders and their potential replacements are playing small ball when our actual challenges as a nation are as big as can be. tonight derek says he may have a solution. >> i would take both down to new orleans, give them a tour of that city's world war ii museum. i was lucky enough to get through there a few weeks back. let me just tell you, it's not so much a history lesson on our glo
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
as 3.3 million jobs. we got more. president obama raised taxes on the the middle class until last week when he slipped up and said president obama never raised taxes but will raise them soon. it was mitt romney who said let detroit go bankrupt. then he saw what happened after the automobile loan from the federal government saved 1.5 million american jobs and ohio's economy. and all of a sudden, mitt romney says the auto loan, that was just a good idea. and mitt romney says he will be the president for all americans. don't forget that. even though he was caught on tape saying he can never convince 47% of americans to take responsibility for themselves. this is why mitt romney can't be let off the hook in the debate tomorrow night. but it's hard to press him on these issues when he doesn't even answer the questions. here it is. >> what is the biggest misconception about you in the public debate right now? >> we'll have to create more jobs, have less debt and shrink the size of government. >> misconceptions about you? >> you get to ask the questions you want and i get to give the ans
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
million higher than before obama care. recently mitt romney said his campaign never ran any intentionally false advertising. we have been ab chutely spot-on, he said. any time there's anything that's been a miss we correct it or remove it. i kind of talk like romney, don't i? this is coming from a guy whose first campaign ad against barack obama presented a quote about john mccain and pretended that president obama was saying it about himself. they defended the ad as honest. romney is running on his business create. he says he created 100,000 jobs as the ce ork as bain. he claimed he had no involvement with managing bain after 1999. but wait a minute. sec filings show him as the ceo and sole stake holder in the company for three additional years. now during those years, what happened? thousands of people were laid off in the bain companies while mitt romney profited. speaking of bain, romney says he's going to get tough on china as president if he's elected. even though his recent tax returns show that he was making investment money all from chinese internet companies accused of stealing
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
." 60 million americans may watch the romney/obama debate. 60 million, and it's going to be a choice between free enterprise and big government planning. who will win? by the way, riot police in iran quell black market currency traders rioting over the course of the real. did you know the s&p 500 is up 32% over the past year? it goes back to october 3rd of 2011. why is that? we'll tell you later. "the kudlow report" is just moments away. >>> did apple bottom? i will say this, the chart indicates it did. and now the discussion is talking
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> thank you. our top story, 50 million expected to watch betweens debate president obama and mitt romney. the first of the debates for the candidates. there will be 3. what happens on the stage could .lay a big role at the polls brianne carter has a preview. >> after months of battling, obama and republican hopeful mitt romney will share the same stage in denver. the first presidential debate. >> governor romney and president meet on the stage behind me. >> the latest poll shows the for president is very close. what happens tonight could have campaignson the two that are winding down with e than a month left to go. g to the wall street journal, they will square off 15-minute six segments with a focus on the economy, health care, and the role of government. have been caring for weeks. break tuesday and wives weighed in on how big it will go. we are focused and i cannot for the contrast we will hear. >> he's a very good debater, so him to relax and be himself. if he is barack obama the country has come to know and t job. he will do a grea this is a great day for forident obama and his wife
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. one stage, at two men coming tens of millions of viewers. barack obama and mitt romney are getting set to square off for a televised debate. -- one stage, two men, tens of millions of viewers. for the first time, we might finally hear details on just how they plan to do it. our north american added there is in denver for us tonight. >> when the candidate stake to the stage tonight, they will want to convince the people that they speak their language. sometimes it is more of a stretch. >> [speaking spanish] >> obviously, they will not be speaking spanish tonight. the largest growing ethnic group could be critical in this election. there is going to be even more importance in the future. quarter of all americans under 18 are latino. canvassing in colorado, a swing state where the latino vote is hugely important. now, some are disappointed that he has not done more to help the illegal immigrants that come across the border. a few find this election a hard choice. >> we know that there is only one candidate that supports any kind of immigration
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
more than 35 million watched president obama's speech at the democratic convention and more than 30 million governor romney's acceptance speech. but lots of people watching tonight may have already cast their ballots. early voting is underway in 10 states including the battleground of ohio. we have team fox coverage tonight. ed henry traveling with the president. first to campaign carl cammeron with the romney camp. carl, this is his big night. what's the thinking about the mood in that campaign? >> well, they kept mr. romney under wraps today in order to keep him focused. he had a very brief meeting with his senior staff and great deal today was actually spent with his staff. they don't want to leave it in the locker room they want him to come out and bring best game this evening. they are quite confident about it by virtue stepping on to the stage tonight as the challenger, mitt romney has the most to gain. they fully expect by virtue of standing next to the president there could be a bounce in the polls as a consequence of that. having said all of they're, the race to lower's exa
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
fundraising through the end of august, barack obama has raised 147 million, or 34% of his primary dollars of people who gave under $200. these are people mostly going online or respond to text messages or being hit by campaign aides as he walked precincts. and these are nations, depends on the month, but they average in 15, 20, $30 range. but it adds up to an enormous amount of money. romney so far this cycle, in a moment where you would think there's a lot of grassroots, has been really disappointing among small dollar donors. but more disappointing than john mccain was in 2008. arguably a more difficult year for republicans to get their base going. he is raise $40 million, or 18% of his take country and -- the reverse is happening. barack obama is actually, is raising less money this time than he did in 2008 as a sitting president for people to max out on their donation. in 2008 it was $2300 the max to give. this cycle is $2500. but so far through the end of august obama has raised $70 million, or just 16% of us all from that group. romney on the other hand is incredibly good at
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
millions watch from their living rooms tonight. when president obama and mitt romney walk onto that stage tonight, it will be the first time they've met face to face in four years. last time, during the presidential race in 2008, during those back-to-back democratic and republican presidential debates during the primaries when candidates from both sides were called on the stage, it was senator obama and governor romney talking. the president congratulated romney when he clinched the republican nomination and this moment in 2007, a labor day parade in 2007. >> good luck to you today. >> reporr: but tonight, they will shake hands in front of millions watching, before debating each other for the first time. in a format that is more free wheeling, no strict time limits for answers. creating an environment in which the two will be able to challenge one another. every detail here set for tonight, both campaigns flipping a coin. the president will be introduced first, he'll get the first question. the romney campaign winning the toss on closing arguments. governor romney will get the final
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
key swing states. >> romney has to do something in the debate to get an edge over obama or he's not going to win. >> it will be a big stage. in 2008, more than 50 million people tuned in for the first obama-mccain face-off of that presidential year. keeping a close eye on the candidates -- fact checkers. >> somebody once said that what we should do in a debate is be off stage and if a candidate lies, i should come on stage and slap them across the face. unfortunately, it's not that immediate. >> it takes a little longer, which is why a full staff will work throughout the night to see who is telling the truth and who's not. >> many folks will not listen to 90 minutes of this debate, but they will listen to three or four sound bites that are the best. it is critical for the candidates to get those right. >> that was hallie jackson reporting. anthony anderson died shortly after his arrest. police say they caught him in the middle of a drug deal. the medical examiner's report lists the cause of death as blunt force trauma with a ruptured spleen and ruptured ribs -- and broken ribs. >> t
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
three 90-minute debates between president obama and mitt romney. the two men have not been on the same stage together in nearly eight years. tens of millions of people will tune in to watch the keanes go head-to-head for the first time. tell your friends 52.8 million people watched the first debate between senator john mccain and then senator obama four years ago. 80% of the country's adults reported watching at least some of the presidential debates in 2008. >>> enough of the real news, let's huddle up around the water cooler to get you ready for the rumble in the rockies. aides to president obama said he's focusing on looking calm. romney's team says it is loading up the candidate with zingers, one-liners aim the at the president. the campaign told "the new york times" last week, quote, mr. romney's team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he's memorized and has been practicing on aides since august. the zinger strategy apparently includes luring president obama into appearing smug or evasive in his responses, espec
FOX Business
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
million votes cast in the state. president obama won by 14,000 votes. he carried a 100,000 vote margin in charlotte which is where mr. biden was. he had a narrow margin of victory, more than any other state. in charlotte unemployment is above 10%. we'll see how they do, it's tough to win against those numbers. jamie: those numbers are seen in many places,en it will be interesting to hear about what they say about those swing states that count. bill: a new report on events leading up to that deadly terrorist attack in libya. did the government deny requests for additional security. jamie: there are concerns about pane obama administration plan to buy a state prison facility. it's a state prison being bought by the federal government. some fear it could house accused terrorists moved from gitmo. bill: what do both mean need to say to win over voters in the middle. ed rollins back in 1984. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponents youth and inexperience. [laughter] jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to e
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
theaters 2016, obama's america, a conservative doomsday scenario made almost $30 million in theaters nationwide. and this tape, according to daily caller and others, provides more fodder for those ideas. one thing that is interesting to say, brooke, the timing of this, 24 hours before debate, so whatever happens at the debate tonight, a lot of people think it will just knock it out of the spotlight. so if this was some kind of orchestrated attack, it may have only had a shelf life of one day. >> isn't the romney campaign distancing itself from this particular video, tell me what they're saying specifically or in the saying, what about the romney campaign as well. >> pretty frank on the romney side. they say they had nothing to do with the release of this tape whatsoev whatsoever. the obama campaign says this is a conservative attempt to distract from the negative press romney has received over the tape with the 47% comment and all the rest. you know, that was a speech widely reported on by the media at the time. at least this obama thing was. >> joe johns, thank you. i want to just k
Comedy Central
Oct 3, 2012 1:30am PDT
? >> there's no question that president obama has supported comprehensive immigration reform. that's giving 11 million immigrants a path to citizenship. >> stephen: he said he would do that. >> he broke a promise. >> stephen: >> and i asked him about it. >> stephen: this is payback time. >> i asked him why he broke the promise and he told me he didn't have the support of the republicans. but a promise is a promise, i told him. on the other hand, we have to say that governor romney he liked this idea of self-deportation. >> stephen: speaking spanish >> he said he thought it would be a model for the rest of the country when it comes to verifying the identification of employees. >> stephen: isn't that empowering for the latino community to say "you have the power to deport yourself. i'm not going to do it. it's a matter of trust. >> not exactly. i've spoken with thousands of immigrants and i haven't found a single one of them who wants to self-deport. (laughter) i think self-deportation is not a solution, it's a really, really bad idea. it's about welcoming immigrants, not about throwin
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
going through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. >> president obama is fighting to stay in office. >> they are practicing being pointed but respectful. >> mitt romney looking to br eae new life into his campaign. >> it will be a big stage. more than 50 million people tune in for the first obama-mccain face-off. keeping a close eye on the candidates, fact checkers. >> somebody said we should do in a debate is be on stage and if a candidate lies, i should come on stage and slap them in the face. >> it takes will longer. a fallstaff will work throughout the night to see who is telling the truth. many folks will not listen to 90 minutes of this debate but they will listen to 3 or four sound bites that are the best. >> a new poll shows about 15% of likely voters could have their minds changed by the debate tonight. about 83% of people say nothing their candidate could say or do will sway them. hallie jackson reporting. >> you can download out election 2012 app. search election 2012 on your smart phone and tablet. >> a family is calling for officers to be arrested and
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
want to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. >> obama care is point number one. it is the example number one where he wants to put bureaucrats between you and your doctor, he believes that the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have. he believes that government should have a board of people that tell you what kind of care you can receive. my view is we fight for freedom in this country, i do not want an intrusive massive larger debt spending government that crushes the american dream. >> they like to call it obama care, well, let me tell you, i do care. i care about all the young people who are able to stay on their parents' plans now. i care about the seniors who are seeing lower prescription drug costs. i care about folks with pre-existing conditions who can't be denied care now. governor romney has promised that he would overturn obama care on its first day in office. which means -- which means he would kick nearly 7 million young people off their parents' plans. he would make seniors prescription drugs more expensive, you know,
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
denver. in just under three hours, president obama and governor romney will meet on the stage at the university of colorado in their first debate where tens and millions of americans watching at home. the debate will showcase two competing visions for america, two conflicting views of government, a clash of ideas about the kind of democracy we want. it could hardly be a more stark choice for the country. but this is also personal it's about two men and who are and how they will connect with the american people. no doubt about it, this is a big night. join me now, cynthia tucker and erin mcpike who covers the campaign for real clear politics. thank you both for coming on the show. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> erin, let me go to you first. mitt romney is behind. what does he need to cover up? what does he need to do tonight? >> he needs to show, especially middle class voters, that he has a plan. we've already heard from the obama campaign that the president is likely to push mitt romney on specifics and in the past couple of days he has telegraphed that we might see more
Comedy Central
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> stephen: there it is. obama is a net job creator. so congratulations to robert baird, the guy who got the job. (laughter) but millions of americans are still looking for work. particularly low skilled workers with no high school diploma who face a 12% unemployment rate. now my heart goes out to those blue color workers. all they know how to do is make stuff while we white collar workers have the education necessary to check our e-mail. the problem is, america has lost its good manufacturing jobs to places of cheap unregulated labor like china, vietnam, and the gulag beneath disney world. faster, chakor, they're running out of mickey pretzels. now how-- how is the u.s.-- mickey. (laughter) all for mickey, please don't sue. now how, how is the u.s. supposed to compete with countries where workers toil for pennies an hour? luckily, one company that has found a way to keep manufacturing right here in america and they bring us to tonight's word. (cheers and applause) supply chain. folks, tonight i am happy to share a success story. it's a little company called unicor that does 900 mill
KICU
Oct 2, 2012 11:30pm PDT
recreation would be illegal on the obama's 21st anniversary. >>> millions of the dollars in deficit. in eight minutes the south bay city hoping to outsource their police department. >>> and back here in just a few minutes it was really hot today. we had record heat but things are changing around. i will let you know how much cooler it's going to be in i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ >>> there's another product recall to tell you about tonight involving potential salmonella contamination. the centers for disease control says there are no confirmed cases here in the united states yet. costco says it pulled its supplies yesterday when it got word of the possible contaminati
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
recreation would be illegal on the obama's 21st anniversary. >>> millions of the dollars in deficit. in eight minutes the south bay city hoping to outsource their police department. >>> and back here in just a few minutes it was really hot today. we had record heat but things are changing around. i will let you know how much cooler it's going to be in your neck of the woods on wednesday. >> a warning about a new salmonella scare. the product being pulled from shelves. -those other store cards... -...preferred shopper... ...club...things... ...kept sending me coupons for cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get something extra rewards... ...for the way i shop... for buying the things i like. instant offers, points balance, right here on my smart phone. [ frank ] join today at raley's dotcom, or at your store. ...it rewards you... for being you. [ frank ] raley's, bel air, and nob hill. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. >>>
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
millions of americans will be watching as president obama and governor romney take the stage in denver, colorado, but as we look back at recent history, how much do the issues themselves actually matter in a presidential debate and what do people remember from these big events? william la jeunesse is live in los angeles with details. hi, william. >> reporter: what we remember, and what we will talk about tomorrow, gregg, likely won't be numbers or statistics or issues, moments often spontaneous that reveal something about the candidate's character or temperment. one reason for that what we as voters bring to the table. >> do we want four more years of trillion dollar deficits? >> no. >> reporter: while romney and obama sharpen their talking points -- >> we're cutting our deficit by $4 trillion, making sure everybody does it the right way. >> reporter: how much do voters really understand, debt versus deficit? what is the difference? >> debt is what we owe, what we're already in debt for. and the deficit, is what we are already owe, what we owe. i don't know. >> they will talk ab
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a change. when mitt romney and president obama meet on this stage for their first debate, more than 50 million viewers are expected to tune in. greg wayland is an important member of that audience. he's an undecided voter. >> i think they are talking directly to me. >> wayland's top issue, the economy. >> that's going to be the thing for me. someone that comes forward with a cohesive plan for america and where america fits into that. that's what swings me the other way. >> both candidates spent hours rehearsing for this moment. they'll face off for 90 minutes with the focus on the economy, healthcare, and other national issues. president obama has to avoid any major misstep. and explain to voters why unemployment is so high and the economic recovery so slow. >> what you'll hear the president do tonight is have a conversation directly with the american people about where we have been over the last four years. to strengthen our economy. >> romney who is trailing in the polls will be looking for a breakout moment and voters will be looking to hear more details about his plan to lower t
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, president obama, mitt romney are going to face off in their debate. an estimated 50 million people are expected to watch. both men have been prepping very heavily. they know the stakes. history has shown that presidential debates can shift a race. joining me now is alan schroeder, professor of the school of journalism in northeastern university in boston, author of "presidential debates, 50 years of high risk tv." also, patrick milsap, republican strategists who served as chief of staff in newt gingrich's presidential campaign. patrick, you say newt gingrich's famous pious baloney line was one of his strongest hits against mitt romney during the primary debates. i want to play that for our viewers who don't remember. take a look. >> can we drop a little bit of the pious baloney? the fact is you ran in '94 and lost. that's why you -- this idea that suddenly citizenship showed up in your mind, just level with the american people. you've been running for at least since the 1990s. >> i'm curious how much of those kind of zingers are prethought out and what does mitt romney have to do to av
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
been buried the last four years. >> they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the obama campaign responded by saying congressman ryan took the vice president's comments out of context. 50 million people are expected to watch tonight's debate. >>> tonight the presidential debate between president obama and governor romney as we said will focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. mickey writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon says the economy and job creation. and mark asks why we're paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. we here at 9news now in partnership with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" will be keeping track to see if the candidates address any of these issues and if what they say passes musters. we're deeming up with "u.s.a. today" reporters to bring you just the facts in tonight's debate. it's live beginning at 9:00 on wusa9.com. we'll be fact checking what the candidates say. we'll also live stream the debate on our website. then you can watch 9news now at 11:00 for
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and we also have now, interestingly, 1 million copies of this anti-obama conspiracy theory documentary, "dreams from obama's real father" that have been sent out around ohio. and i think, frankly, that there is a significant chunk of the right-wing that is living in an alternate universe in which if the truth about the president really got out and if the mainstream media would just focus on the questions around his place of birth and his secret ideology, there's no way he could be reelected president. you know, i think this actual alternate universe has been challenge for the romney campaign to navigate and impacted their ability to message effectively and focus on snag is going to be appealing to the base but makes sense to a broader elector rat. i would point to their "you didn't build that" narrative. they grabbed part of the president's comments, used it in stumps speeches, used it in ads, it was the theme for the rnc. latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, you see actually when people are read the entirety of the comments, more people find it positive than negativ
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
jobless rate actually is. 8.1%. the difference? about 3.7 million jobs. obama spending was $5 trillion deeper in debt and now we have fewer jobs than when he started. but obama promised versus what he delivered. >> american crossers is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> oppose the president. we were talking about how to legislation spent $800 billion on a strain to fix the economy. they spend the money and the job soon follow. but we got was dead. when you talk about in those terms, here's what the president sold to the american people on how to fix the economy. these are the results are not only not create a job, it created a lot of debt that we now have to pay off. a lot of money, not a lot of results. we tried to hold a lack of officials to account for the record and also for the promises that they have made. a lot of incumbent politicians don't like us because there's a lot of people doing it on a very large lawful. >> it is important to one of the things we talk about is targeting. it is important living here between new york and philadelphia market you'l
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
polls. >>> at $165 million, it's a steal. the obama administration has decided to buy an empty illinois state prison, once considered for relocating guantanamo bay prisoners. it will house high-security federal inmates and alleviate overcrowding in other prisons. officials say it will not be used for guantanamo detainees, which is prohibited by law. >>> american teenagers are getting the message, drinking and driving don't mix. a new study shows cases of drunk driving among teenagers fell 54%. good news. >> i wonder what those numbers are for texting? i bet that's on the rise. >>> turns out hitching a ride on amman atee is illegal in the sunshine state. a florida woman says she had no idea doing this was against the law. it is. you can't do it. she could face a $500 fine and up to 60 days behind bar. florida law protects manatees from alleged abuse. sheriffs released this photo to track down the woman and she turned herself in. >>> we also have another video going viral this morning. a tv news anchor fights back against a nasty e-mail from a viewer who says she's a poor role mo
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
husband routinely looked over at her for reassurance. meanwhile, tomorrow is the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. mrs. obama recently joked she would like her husband to write love you, honey on his hand so she and 50 million or so others can see it when he waives. >> as we said, all begins just over 24 hours from now. peter aim ex-an der already in the venue in denver and set tonight. thanks. >>> our political director chuck todd is also part of our team in denver, tonight debuting our pre-debate polling numbers. chuck, how interesting that 34 states are voting, but this race is still on the move, and either a gaffe or a big moment at one of these debates could change the numbers further. >> reporter: look, it's absolutely true. and let's look at our new nbc/wall street journal poll. there are two numbers that matter more when judging whether a president wins re-election or not. it's his job approval rating and where people see the direction of the country. for the president right now, his job approval rating is at 49%. disapproval at 48. our pollsters tell us that 49 is in the re-e
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
have an unemployment that's above 8%, 23 million americans are struggling to find work. so the question voters are going to ask is do we want the status quo, the same four years that we just saw from president obama, or do we want to clart a new course for the country? i think that's one of the real opportunities that governor romney is going to seize tonight to talk to the american people about. >> president obama is going to accuse romney of four more years of bush and romney is going to accuse obama of four more years of obama. is that what's going to happen tonight in. >> we know this and everybody on your panel, they're all smart guy, they all know that every presidential contest is a contest for the future. and what president obama is saying is everything's fine, we should continue on the same course. governor romney happens to very clearly disagree with that. and the message that he has for these voters is that we can and will take a new course under romney and that new course will have more economic growth. >> this is an assembled intellect of awesome proportions, proba
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
wealth. and by this afternoon the obama campaign was up with this video. mitt romney has millions invested in o. shore tax havens. he says it doesn't mean he's avoiding u.s. taxes. >> i have not saved one dollar by having an investment somewhere outside this country. >> there was no reduction, not one dollar reduction in taxes by virtue of having an account in switzerland or a cayman island investment. the dollars of taxes remain exactly the same. >> but that's not true. according to a new report from "the new york times" romney avoided taxes through investments in offshore tax havens. mitt romney avoided paying his fair share. what else is he hiding? >>> joining me now, david k johnston author of the new book, "the fine print" and karen finney. david k. johnstone, the times got tax experts to look at the tax returns and some documents they obtained from bain from this new report today. what did we learn? >> well, the cayman islands 4 hundred years ago was a hang out for pirates now it's a hang out for tax pirates. instead of a buried map of where the tresh is, now you get this op
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
million people -- i guess it was cbo said it would lose their coverage under obama care and that's not going to work for my state of virginia. >> i have to say, i hope he has your ability to go without taking a breath and have things that make sense. jim, let me ask, barbara talked about mitt romney wants to talk about his tax plan. i'm sure that the president wants to talk about mitt romney's tax plan too. specifically that promise to cut taxes for everybody in a revenue-neutral way. >> well, look. i think the american people would love to hear mitt romney talk about his tax plan and share more details. because we saw in the "new york times" this morning -- well, this is a little unrelated but i still want to touch on it. that mitt romney has benefited financially from his own investments in the time he had at bain. that's something he has been telling the american people something very different on. and when it comes to his own tax plan, you know, he hasn't provided any specifics. the arithmetic just doesn't add up. paul ryan had the opportunity to speak to it this weekend and sa
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
obama stepped out of debate camp in nevada to visit the hoover dam. that's neat too. with as many as 60 million americans expected to watch, both camps keep expectations low. it's a big game to say i'm going to do worse than you. romney senior adviser barbara comstock is in denver and jen psaki, press secretary for the obama campaign is in las vegas with the president. good to see both of you. nice big smiles. i love this optimism. we're all excited about tomorrow. barbara, let me start with you. there was something politico's chief political columnist wrote today that sort of made me smile and i wanted to get your reaction. roger simons wrote, there are three things mitt romney must do to win the presidential debate on wednesday. unfortunately, nobody knows what they are. do you know what they are? >> well, i think it's going to be talking to the american people about how the middle class has been buried under the higher taxes, the higher regulations and the -- just the job-killing policies for the past four years and how mitt romney can talk straight to the american people about how h
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
air, president obama and governor romney are preparing for the super bowl of politics. 60 million americans expected to watch the first debate tonight. and it is one of those nights that can change history. we want to show you the stage, right now, at the university of denver in colorado. it is standing by, awaiting the candidates. 34 days until your voice, your vote. and the abc news political team is right there in that room. david muir and jake tapper, ready for the opening round to begin. so, david, start us off. >> reporter: diane, good evening from the debate hall here at the university of denver. you can see the stage behind me. everything planned right down to the minute tonight. president obama will enter from the right. the governor from massachusetts, governor romney entering from the left. to give you an idea of the setting here, about 1,000 people inside this debate hall, when it starts. look behind the cameras tonight. we're inside a hockey arena that normally seats 8,000 but they've created this intimate setting as tens of millions watch from their living rooms toni
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
hall. in a few hours, millions will be watching as president obama and mitt romney make their case to america, what the voters should be looking at and watching for tonight. >> steve: meanwhile, do you think the moderator will mention this? a bombshell video of president obama like you've never heard him before back when he was still a senator running for president. >> brian: and he's the real life jersey boy. ♪ walk like a man ♪ talk like a man ♪ walk like a man my son ♪ . >> brian: he sang for the four seasons. he's all ours, the man of our season, or all seasons. >> steve: i'm going to have that song in my head all day. >> brian: frankie valley is here live. "fox & friends" starts now. >> brian: by the way, as i see the statue of liberty, you know what's significant about that? >> steve: many things. >> brian: okay, fine. >> martha: where do we begin? >> brian: that was too broad. tall, yes. thank you for answering. okay. too open ended question. >> martha: go ahead. >> brian: you know what's significant about the statue of liberty now? you could now travel into the head ag
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
with something it was told not to do for years. >> it spent $169 millions to buy a correctional facility in illinois that has been in a debate over bringing detainees from cuba into the united states. in a memorandum president obama directed attorney general eric holder to acquire the facility and prepare it to house gitmo detainees. they blocked any funding to transfer them from gitmo to mainland. they have been found not to place any of the detainees at the illinois facilities. >> we will not move people from guantanamo to thompson. that is my pledge as attorney general. >> skeptics including one of the vocal critics of the original plan congressman frank wolf remains doubtful. >> you can't take the attorney general at his word. >> that's not his only objection. >> you find the violation of the senate earmark ban. the american people really expect you to live up to it. others argue the request be directly from the executive branch which is bound by the self-imposed earmark ban. because it never went through the pros tess cess it doesn't m earmark. the back door move by the adm
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